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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Mar 29, 2015

In this episode, we discuss the contributions of Gilbert Newton Lewis, Irvine Langmuir and Arnold Sommerfeld and push the Bohr Model of the Atom to the breaking point.

Mar 23, 2015

A discussion of the life and influence of Niels Bohr.

Mar 15, 2015

In this episode, we look at the development of a theoretical model of electron behavior for Rutherford's nuclear model of the atom by Niels Bohr.  We begin with a brief introduction to light and spectra before considering the groundbreaking work of Max Planck and Albert Einstein and then finally to Bohr's...

Mar 8, 2015

A look at the life of Ernest Rutherford after the Great War, including the first transmutation of an element, the discovery of the neutron and the splitting of the atom.

Mar 1, 2015

A biographical sketch of the life of Ernest Rutherford from his birth in New Zealand to the outbreak of the Great War.